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Maryland Project

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This is a page of the Maryland Project. The Maryland Project is a sub-project of the United States Project, and focuses on Maryland since 1776. The Project focusing on Maryland pre-1776 is the Southern Colonies Project, which includes the Province of Maryland team.

This is a space for members of the Maryland Project to let other members of the Maryland Project know who they are and how they can help or collaborate!

This is a more general page than the Research Assistance page -- that refers to specific offers of research, while ideally all members of the Maryland Project list themselves on this page.

Click on edit mode (click on the word Edit at the top of the page), then curser down to "Edit Text" and add your name below, with your wiki-tree ID, with a sentence or two or three about your particular areas of interest. Add the date in parenthesis -- you may want to return and change your entry at times as your interests develop and change. If you'd like to be notified of other Maryland project members and their interests, also click on the request to join the trusted list. (Be sure to also click on "Save Changes"!)

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Project Members in Alphabetical Order

  • Dola Nowell Acree. I am working on Nowells who settled in Dorchester County, Maryland, and later became Baltimore Town. They also changed their names to Noels. There are also some scattered in other surrounding counties. These will also be in the Nowell Name Study. (August 2018)
  • Anne Scrivener Agee . Almost my entire US ancestry is based in Maryland, particularly in Baltimore and Southern Maryland. My interests include Scrivener, Dent, Weems, Gwynn, Summers, Childs, and Somervell, among many others. (August 2018)
  • Stuart Bechman. One of my ancestors was among the original Quaker group invited by Lord Baltimore to begin populating Maryland's Eastern Shore when Virginia began persecuting them in 1662, and served in an official capacity for the Calverts after Somerset County, MD was erected in 1666. Eastern Maryland "First Family" names of Townsend, Costen, Danford, Hudson, Coulbourne, Beauchamp, Clendaniel, and others are sprinkled throughout my family line. (August 2018)
  • Compozz Bird. Tracing the Bird line that started in Piscataway in 1724 and ended up in Anne Arundel, Maryland in 1800. Offshoots include Prince William, Virginia and Nelson, Kentucky. (February 2009).
  • Brenda (Burke) Carter. I am descended from Mary Hambly and George Phebus who lived in Somerset County, Maryland about 1705-1791.
  • Katherine Collins . It appears that my mother's side of the family is based out of Marlyand until slowly moving south. Specifically looking into Simkin and Hawkins ancestors. (April 2019)
  • Barbara Gray Cutter. Both my mother’s line (Gist-550) and my father’s line (Gray-16339) I have traced back to Maryland and the two families even interacted over land sales and purchases together. They are both brick walls though I continue to scrounge for tidbits of information all over Maryland but mainly Eastern Shore and St. Mary’s and Anne Arundel Counties. (August 2018)
  • Jack Day is Project Coordinator of the Maryland Project. His ancestry on his father's side goes back to Maryland's earliest days, and he has an extensive personal library of Maryland resources related to them. His family interests include Day, Walker, Beall, Purdum, Boyer, Norwood, Shipley, Poole, Lewis, King, Duckett. He has a particular interest in Sampson Waring who came to Maryland from Shrewsbury, England, where he was born in 1616 and has extensive ancestry in England and Wales. (August, 2018)
  • Steven Ronald Dudley I am interested in the line of my paternal Great Great Grandfather, James Robert Dudley, who was born in Baltimore about 1832 and died in Queensland Australia on 13 September 1912. No record of his birth or immigration to Australia about 1852 can be found. His father was also James, DoB or DoD are unknown, his mother was Martha nee Hodges, also no details.
  • Susan Victoria Hagen. My mother's family traces back to Maryland in Colonial times. I am descended from the Huguenot Mareen DuVall. My mother's Elliott ancestor Jacob Elliott married a Duvall daughter named Sarah. For years I have been trying to find the parents of Jacob. Jacob's son Aquilla D. Elliott married Julia Dell or Odell. I am also seeking her parents. The DuValls were located around what is now Davidsonville and Upper Marlboro. My grandmother's notes located Jacob and Aquilla around Baltimore.
  • C Handy I have extensive colonial Maryland ancestry on both paternal and maternal lines; my direct male line goes back to Samuel Handy, who settled in Somerset County on the Eastern Shore in the 1670s, and other Eastern Shore surnames include Dennis, Henry, Corbin, Stockley, Taylor, Wise and Scarborough. Other Maryland surnames in my paternal line: Coomes/Coombs (Baltimore), Hayes, Lynch, Taylor (Prince George's County). On my mother's side I'm descended from Henry Childs, a Quaker who came to Pennsylvania and whose descendants settled in Anne Arundel County and later in Kentucky, as well as several Ark and Dove passengers and early Catholic colonists; maternal Maryland surnames include Burch, Greenwell, Buckman, Spalding, Edelen, Jenkins, Mattingly, Mudd, Nevitt, Gardiner, Gough, Hagan, Vowles, Craycroft, Duvall, Pottenger, Tyler, Harvey and Beckwith. (August 2018)
  • Donna Stephens Harris. My maternal Maryland ancestors were early settlers in the colony from England, Middleton, Wheeler, Coghill, Smallwood, Hatton. (August 2020)
  • Julie Kelts My Maryland ancestors are the Catholic Cissells of St. Mary's County, and I hope to add information to their profiles based on my earlier Ancestry research. (July 2019)
  • Kelly Kersey I have more than one branch that resided or settled in Maryland. I’m looking at Bladendburg right now
  • Kathy Rabenstein. I have an interest in Anne Arundel and Carroll counties and in the Zepp/Zeff, Geminder/Minter, Rabenstine, Swartz and Chilcote families.
  • Brian Shores. Born and raised on the Eastern Shore, Somerset County, Deal Island area. Following surnames: Shores, Wheatley, Horner, Horseman, McDaniel, Price, Jones, Thomas and Heath
  • Marilynn Pomles Tobash. I was born in Baltimore and grew up in Anne Arundel County and now live in Hampstead in Carroll County. I have deep Maryland roots on my maternal side. My father who was KIA in WW2 was born in Baltimore in 1918 to my Russian grandparents who immigrated to Baltimore in 1915 so I'm second generation on that side. The Stonestreets in Southern Maryland were the first ones I found, my ancestor came to Maryland as an indentured servant in the mid 1600's. The Rodericks, originally Rothrocks, came to Frederick and Washington County in the mid 18th century. One of my White ancestors migrated to Frederick County from New Jersey in the first half of the 18th century, his ancestors were some of the original settlers in NJ. The Penningtons in Cecil County came here not long after the original settlers as did the Penningtons of Anne Arundel County. I'm not sure which ones I belong to. The Penningtons of Cecil County were Quakers while the ones of AA County were most likely Anglicans (C of E) and my family was mostly Episcopalian, but the evidence I've found points to my brick wall Pennington ancestor, Timothy Henson/Hanson Pennington (b. 1814/15 in Carroll County d. before 1870) belongs to the Cecil County branch even though his daughter Julia, my 3rd great grandmother raised her children to be Episcopalians. My other brick wall is another 3rd great grandfather, William Lilley/Lilly (b. 1815 in Howard County d. 1895 in Baltimore) and I can find no clues at all to his ancestry though I've found out a lot about him personally. I have a passion for history and hope to find something I can do on the Maryland project that involves history plus I hope I can find someone who can help me break down those 2 brick walls. Let me know if I have written too much here and I'll try to edit it. Also please let me know if you have any information that may help me take down those 2 brick walls. (July, 2019)

Roy Breerwood (Breerwood-4) The progenitor of the Breerwood family came to America some time between 1725 and 1748 and settled in Maryland. Most of the early generations lived in Dorchester County. Each spouse that married into the family brought with them ancestors from other counties on the Eastern Shore. I have information as well as an interest to learn more about the following families: Mace, Spedden, Taylor, Price, Beckwith, and others I may discover related to them.

Melinda Medlock Lyon-807: I am interested in the Cheney , Dunbar, Phelps, Marchant and Taylor Families in the Anne Arundel area.

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